Simcoe Reformer, By Monte Sonnenberg
JARVIS – Wind power companies have done a lot of damage to roads in Haldimand County. Each of the 168 wind turbines put up by NextEra, Capital Power and Samsung requires 40 truckloads of cement to anchor the base. Then there are the dump trucks filled with soil and gravel and the cranes and heavy equipment required to move parts of the giant structures around.
Most of this is happening on concession roads, culverts and bridges designed to carry the occasional heavy truck and tractor.
Fortunately for Haldimand taxpayers, the county thought about this before the wind companies went to work. Agreements require the companies to restore Haldimand’s roads to the condition they were in before construction began. Work in this direction has begun in west Haldimand now that the NextEra and Capital Power projects are in place. Read article